Stab Magazine | Five World Famous Breaks And Where To Eat Post Surf

Five World Famous Breaks And Where To Eat Post Surf

Listen to the local pros, not Yelp. 

style // Aug 9, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

On those mornings when you’re running on black coffee and your stomach lining’s rotting away thanks to the few too many drinks you had the night before, the post surf eat is the second most important thing you’ll do all day. It’s how you know your time in the water’s coming to an end. In the moment you give your pal the look across the lineup and hold one or two fingers in the air, your thoughts drift towards bacon and bean breakfast burritos, poke bowls, cheeseburgers, fried chicken salads, bagel sandwiches or whatever your nutrient deprived body’s craving. And when it’s good, that “one or two more” can turn into another ten, another hour… because nobody actually finishes on a good one.

“The places to eat after surfing Malibu are Ollo, Malibu Kitchen or Malibu Cafe on the pier. Those are the tastiest,” says Los Angeles local, Dillon Perillo who spends most his quality surfing outside of LA because the surf in the great Southern California region is generally sub-par. “At Malibu Cafe, I usually get the hamburger or spaghetti squash lasagna. At Ollo, go with the garden omelette or the scallop lunch combo. And at Malibu Kitchen, I’d recommend the pulled pork sandwich or the chicken breezy salad.”

Rocky Point 
“After a Rockies session, ideally I’d like to eat at home because dad’s usually cooking,” laughs Mason Ho, who knows his way around dry rocks, Pipeline tunnels, Rockies ramps and a good meal. “But if not, I hit the usuals. If you want to keep it close go to Pupukea grill for poke bowls and smoothies or Ted’s Bakery. If you’re willing to drive a bit, go to Haleiwa and get the roasted Huli Huli chicken. You’ll see smoke in the air and about 15 chickens going Huli Huli style. Or go east to Kenny’s, it’s a mysto little tent directly off the side of Kam Highway. Everything is good there but they only open when they want to.”

“We usually head into Carpinteria after a long session at Rincon,” says CT rookie and Ventura bred Conner Coffin. “There’s a little coffee shop called Lucky Llama. I say go for the Acai bowls.”

“After surfing, we eat at Snack Lafie,” says Raimana Van Bastolaer, who is the man you want on the ski if you’re whipping into a Code (insert colour here) day at Chopes.  “It’s two miles before End of the Road on the ocean side. In the morning we have cereal, eggs, bread, Poisson cru, and coffee.” Poisson cru is a signature Tahitian dish and typically consists of raw tuna marinated in lime juice and mixed with diced veggies and coconut milk. “Lunch is BBQ, salad and Poisson cru. Dinner we do fish, steak, chicken and salad. It’s a Quiksilver house but we host other surfers too. It could be Volcom or Hurley guys and whoever. We are pretty stoked there, really good vibes. At the end of the day, they all want Poisson cru with coconut milk and a Hinano beer.”

“The best post-Lowers surf meal is SC Cafe,” says Ian Crane, who lives just a few quick minutes from the famed cobblestone point. “After an early session, they serve good large breakfasts in a comfy environment. But if you surf later in the afternoon and want lunch or dinner, go to Guicho’s Eatery. Call it in when you’re walking up the trail and it will be ready when you get there. The chicken sandwich is my fave.”  


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